RETREATS

IMMERSIVE DANCE EXPERIENCES
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EMBODY LIBERATION

A PASSOVER DANCE RETREAT
Next year in Costa Rica!
for all genders + faiths

Monday April 18-24, 2022

at Danaysa Eco-Retreat

Daily Dance Sessions with Kohenet Aliza Rivka
Learning with Rabbi Jill Hammer & Shoshana Jedwab
Cacao Ceremony with Cacao Magic Costa Rica

& other special guests!

Daily beach time, fresh coconuts

Pacific Ocean sunsets

Waterfall magic 

Costa Rica adventure!


Honor the wisdom of your ancestors while dancing into the most alive + inspired version of YOU.​
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And then the prophetess Miriam took a drum in her hand, and all the women went out after her with drums and with dancing. And Miriam sang to them. (Exodus 15:20)

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 6 nights eco-accommodation at Danyasa

  • 3 meals a day of delicious, nourishing Passover-friendly food

  • Coffee, Tea, Filtered Water

  • Daily Dance Sessions
    Daily Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Prayer
    Pristine beaches within walking distance

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the premises

  • Air-conditioning!

  • Free time for hiking, adventure, sunbathing, and relaxation. A waterfall hike! 

  • Communal deck, and luxury swimming pool with waterfall

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to and from Juan Santamaría International (SJO) Airport

  • Shuttle to and From Danyasa Yoga Retreat center

  • Massages or other spa services​

  • Optional classes onsite, provided by the Danyasa team ($6/class)

  • Optional add-on excursions such as surfing, ziplining, snorkeling, etc.

  • Tips and gratuities

  • A Passover Seder (though we may add an option to join one in Costa Rica before the retreat!) 

Learn more about Danyasa Eco-Retreat accommodations here

Through movement, liberate yourself from limiting beliefs and experience FREEDOM in the NOW.
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"This was such a special, magical experience! So grateful to you, Aliza, for dreaming it into being. It was a true highlight of my year, showing me what my body, heart and soul need to feel supported, vibrant, and seen."
— Or Hargil, live retreat participant 2019 —
SCHEDULE

MONDAY (TRAVEL DAY)

Welcome Dinner & Opening Circle

TUESDAY

Mitzrayim: Loving the Narrow Place

WEDNESDAY

Crossing the Sea

THURSDAY

Cacao Ceremony + Ecstatic Dance 

FRIDAY 

The Wilderness & the Well

Kabbalat Shabbat

SATURDAY

Shabbat Services, Nature Connection

Havdalah Ecstatic Dance

SUNDAY

Closing Circle + Departures

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HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR RETREAT

 

DAILY DANCE SESSIONS

DAILY EMBODIED PRAYER

LEARNING WITH RABBI JILL HAMMER & SHOSHANA JEDWAB

CACAO CEREMONY 

ANCESTRAL WISDOM

JEWISH MYSTICISM

NATURE CONNECTION

STORYTELLING

DAILY BEACH WALKS

WATERFALL HIKE

PACIFIC OCEAN SUNSETS

COSTA RICA ADVENTURE

"Inspirational, I had an embodied experience of the Exodus, moving through my own narrow places and dancing towards liberation."
— Gail Brown, live retreat participant 2019 —

MEET YOUR FACILITATORS

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ALIZA RIVKA

Kohenet Hebrew Priestess, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist 

Aliza Rivka is a movement midwife dancing with you toward new shores of presence and possibility.  She is the founder of Indwelling Dance Collective, an approach to movement and community dedicated to embodying, elevating & empowering the divine feminine essence in this world. It is Aliza's greatest joy to facilitate transformative dance experiences that build community and bring us home to the here and now. 

"Aliza is a gift to all those who come in contact with her.  The sweet gentle energy of her movement work translates into a deep and powerful connection with one's body and its divinity." -Arthur Fried, former board member of Romemu, Jewish Life Elevated

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RABBI JILL HAMMER

Co-founder of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute

Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD, is a priestess, poet, scholar, liturgist, author, and ritualist. She is the co-founder and Rav Kohenet (teacher-priestess) of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, and the Director of Spiritual Education at the Academy for Jewish Religion. She is the author of a number of books, including The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for all Seasons and The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Women’s Spiritual Leadership (with Taya Shere).  Rabbi Hammer’s new book is titled Return to the Place: The Magic, Meditation, and Mystery of Sefer Yetzirah, and her forthcoming book is called Undertorah: An Earth-Based Kabbalah of Dreams.  if that’s too long, at least the current new book should go in. She has written for anthologies, websites, newspapers, and academic and poetry journals, and has taught workshops, led rituals, and given readings of her work all over the United States and in Canada, England, and Germany. 

“Jill Hammer is among the most creative spiritual teachers in the Jewish world today.” (Rabbi Jay Michaelson, author, journalist, meditation teacher)

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SHOSHANA BATSHEMESH JEDWAB

Faculty of Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute

Shoshana Jedwab is an intuitive percussionist, singer-songwriter, worship leader and prize-winning Jewish educator bringing depth, voice, humor, original compositions and sizzling rhythm to her grateful audiences.  Her sacred music is heart-opening,
hip-shaking music that joyfully grounds body and spirit. The appealing, original songs of Shoshana's 2016 debut album, "I Remember", and her 2018 zipper song single, "Where You Go", are sung in churches, synagogues, mosques, weddings and protest marches. Shoshana Jedwab gives concerts, leads worship and drum circles, and has performed in Germany, the UK, and the USA. www.shoshanajedwab.com

"I had a truly wonderful experience last evening with Shoshana at SoulSpa
and then the Prayer Drumming that followed. Honestly, one of the best
events at Romemu!" - Cathy Harding, New York, NY

 

JOIN US PASSOVER 5782 FOR:​

DAILY DANCE SESSIONS WITH ALIZA RIVKA

DAILY EMBODIED PRAYER

LEARNING WITH RABBI JILL HAMMER & SHOSHANA JEDWAB

CACAO CEREMONY WITH CACAO MAGIC COSTA RICA

ANCESTRAL WISDOM, JEWISH MYSTICISM

KOHENET HEBREW PRIESTESS SHABBAT

NATURE CONNECTION

STORYTELLING

DAILY BEACH WALKS, WATERFALL HIKE

PACIFIC OCEAN SUNSETS

COSTA RICA ADVENTURE

Ready to experience full-body freedom?
To move through the world with more faith?
To spend next Passover in Costa Rica?!